FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. – Fort Leonard Wood’s Basic Combat Training mission for fiscal year 2017 is expected to increase by 4,500 soldiers.
The Army announced that its troop levels for the fiscal year will increase to 1.018 million soldiers, a net gain of 28,000 across the total force which includes regular Army and Army Reserve and the National Guard.
The plans has been made for the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood to add one BCT battalion and eight companies to train the additional soldiers.
The increase to Fort Leonard Wood’s BCT mission is expected to start at the end of March and continue on a staggered basis throughout the summer and fall.
The increase will be manageable with current facilities and ranges.
(edited news release)